Tuesday, July 20, 2010

On the Road Again...









Day Five with the Guatemala Team Ok, so really we just posted day four but we have to move on quickly to day five while it is still fresh in our minds. This morning started off with the team waking up from the storm of the century…well it wasn’t that bad, but when you see one of your flip-flops floating away under your bed it does raise some concerns. We woke up with at least a little sleep behind us. Everyone was in a little bit of a daze. Even those who are early risers where feeling a little weary. We cleaned up and packed up before sitting back and relaxing or heading out to the beach for a walk or to just stare in amazement at the size of the waves coming in. Breakfast was the hometown favorite: eggs, beans and sausage and bread. By the time breakfast was over we were all ready to go home…I mean back to the mission house. The ride back to the mission house was a time to catch up on sleep for most on the bus. Mike and Chris came back in the truck with all of the equipment. Chris spent most of the time taking pictures while Mike drove (thanks Mike)! We saw some great scenery on the way back. The rain had finally left us alone and gave us a beautiful ride back. You can actually feel the temperature change cooler as you started back up the mountain. We were actually able to see the volcanoes as we headed back. Fuego and Agua were beautiful with rings of clouds around them and Picaya actually had smoke coming out of it. You may recall that Picaya erupted about 3 weeks ago. It was pretty cool to see something that you just saw make headline news right in front of you still active. Those who are alumni from 2 years ago will remember hiking up Picaya on our fun day. The late afternoon was a time to get cleaned up and prepare for the kids and moms to come in for the Tuesday program. Some took the opportunity to catch up on sleep while others found a book to read or some took the opportunity to listen to some music and just relax. Soon the kids were showing up at the mission house. A huge crowd came out to gather for devotion, music, an activity and to eat. The ministry here provides food for families and especially the children on Tuesdays and other days when possible. The youth along with the leadership of Janet led the kids in the “Hokey Pokey”, the “Chicken Dance” and somehow transitioned to praise and worship music acoustic style. Janet also led the children in a review of the Jonah lesson with our very own Jonah…Bubba. We finished up the Tuesday program with coloring and just playing with the kids. Tonight we had a special treat after dinner…ICE CREAM! Yeah ice cream! The rest of the evening is to relax (or write a blog), play some card games and the devotion. I feel tonight will be an early evening with another long day ahead of us. Goodnight from the Guatemala Mission Team!
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5 comments:

  1. Sounds like you guys are creating numerous memories you won't ever forget! Keep up with the amazing work and we are all back home praying for you!!

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  2. Again...you guys and girls amaze me! We all miss you so much! Keep up the good work!

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  3. hahaha Chicken Dance...Chicken Bus...Looks like you are truly having a great trip...so thankful for the BLOG!! Great 'seeing' you every day :) Take care of each other...LOVE TO ALL :)

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  4. lol. i'm sure the chicken dance is something that your Guatemala friends will not soon forget. God Bless!

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  5. This is great being able to follow your journey and watch you dance. You guys (and girls) are doing a great job. We are praying for you and love you all.

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